is to equip and elevate the voices that have often been denied through
education and mobilization around the realities of the systems of prostitution and
oppression and present the public with strategic solutions addressing sexual commodity in our society.
We understand that we cannot effectively address the issues of the sex trade
without leading with the thoughts, ideas and voices of exited survivors of
commercial sexual exploitation.
We understand there is a need for comprehensive service provisions and
opportunities for victims and survivors exiting commercial sex industries. These
include: trauma-informed medical and mental health services, housing,
education, job training, and economic opportunity.
We believe that fully decriminalizing and legalizing commercial sex markets has
become a human rights issue. We believe that all people have the right NOT to
be bought and sold.
We know that decriminalizing buyers and traffickers will only increase demand
and increase sex trafficking, furthering the oppression of vulnerable persons.
We believe that people purchased or sold in commercial sex industries should be
free from arrest, free from abuse and treated with human dignity. We support
healing for those harmed by the promotion of sexual and gender-based violence
that is inherent in systems of prostitution